July 9, 2015


The Return of Surrealism



Surrealism is a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature that aimed at expressing the imagination in a way that was free from control, convention, and reason. Often in surrealistic art, there would be irrational juxtaposition of images and different subjects blown out of their actual size. I specially like the works of Salvador Dali, MC Escher, Joan Miró, and Man Ray. The conceptualization and execution of their work was remarkable, even if compared to artists today.

Surrealism has influenced and inspired different fields of art and design in the past few years. An amalgamation of surrealism and collages has significantly evolved in the art scene with lots of artists specializing in surrealistic collages. Personal favorites being Eugenia Loli, Julien Pacaud, Cur3es, Bryan Olson and Sarah Eisenlohr to name a few. I particularly love the way they play with different textures, as that’s something I enjoy experimenting with as well.

In today’s day and age, art and design is well integrated in our lifestyle, and has become more accessible to everyone than before. Now it’s not just restricted to a piece of paper, intricate patterns and designs are transferable to various mediums. With the help of new technology, art has stretched its boundaries into our everyday lives through consumer goods.

Here are some examples:

Eugenia Loli products

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Products by Beth Hoeckel

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Contributed by
Subahlakshmi
Graphic Designer